How many steps do you walk a day?

If it is less than 10,000 steps you need to do more.

Health experts recommend walking around 10,000 steps a day for general health. On average this means that 2,000 steps is almost 1 mile / just under 1.5 kilometres and 10,000 equates to about 5 miles or just short of 7 kilometres.

For most people their daily routine will include about 3,000 steps but walking the extra 7,000 offers significant health benefits. You will reduce the risk of many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis.

Why not start today and download a copy our Motivation training log. It’s a simple sheet for you to track your walking progress. Os you can just use your smartphone to download one of the many apps that will track the number of steps and match that to your daily goal. The handy thing about our training log is that it is a visual aid that you can refer to and tick when goals or reached.

Week 1

Pick a routine and stick to it. Record the number of steps per day making sure to reset the stepper to zero every morning. Calculate the daily average by adding up the steps from week 1 and divide by 7. Record in to your log.

Week 2

Add 10% to the daily average from week 1 to set your new daily goal.

Weeks 3 -6

Keep adding 10% to your goal building towards the 10,000 steps. The main thing is to aim for the 10,000 and do all you can to be as active as possible each day.

Week 7

Whatever goal you have reached you have made a significant change to your physical and mental wellbeing.

Strive for progress not perfection as every step is one further than the day before.

Walking and weight loss – great companions.

Keep it up!

Blog Post by Michael O'Brien